Sometimes when I find an interesting piece at a thrift store, I do a little research to learn more about where it came from. I’ve never been to New York City, nor have I been to Central Park, so here’s what I learned:
Central Park opened in 1857. It’s the most visited urban park in the United States, with approximately 35-million visitors per year. And while it is only about 1.3 square miles, it contains a surprising number of features like several lakes and ponds, two ice skating rinks (one is a pool in the summertime), a zoo, garden, wildlife sanctuary, reservoir, woods, running track, an outdoor amphitheater, carousel, playgrounds, grassy areas, and lots of other stuff!
Sounds like a nice place to relax and get away from the hustle of the city.
Here’s the tshirt I started with. Kinda kitschy, kinda minimal:
Had to get a close up of this:
Here are all my pieces. I used a coordinating green for the inside.
And after a few stitches…the finished tote!
It’s a good large size, with a very wide strap that works great for distributing weight. I put a flat bottom so it stands up when it has items inside. In fact, this is a fantastic size and shape for the market!
Have you ever been to Central Park? Share your story in the comments!
And if you just have to own this fun tote, here’s the link to my etsy listing!